What is the difference between compiling and assembling? Most of the things I have read about them (in textbooks and on the web) haven't really said "a compiler does this, an assembler does this". Part of the reason I'm asking is because I have been studying C++ and I've been looking at assembly language. Can I run assembly code from my Bloodshed compiler?
Then there are text editors...ok, maybe I'll leave those alone for now!